‘Beautiful Boy’ Cast on How the Actors and Filmmakers Created a Family on Set (Exclusive Video)

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“Beautiful Boy,” the Golden Globe-nominated true story of a family struggling with a son’s heroine addiction, is a heartbreaking portrayal of a family contending with crisis — but a family nonetheless.

While filming “Beautiful Boy,” the cast and filmmakers said in an exclusive featurette given to TheWrap that they created their own dedicated family on set to support each other, much like the real-life Sheff family on which the film is based.

“There was this incredible moment when the Sheffs visited us on set and saw the family we had recreated and there was this deep sense of love and a bond between everybody — Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan,” producer Jeremy Kleiner said in the exclusive clip.

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Directed and co-written by Felix van Groeningen, “Beautiful Boy” is based on the best-selling pair of memoirs “Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy” and “Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction” from father and son, David and Nic Sheff. The film chronicles Nic’s survival, relapse and recovery, as his family copes with his addiction over many years.

In the featurette, the cast and filmmakers discuss the performances of the actresses portraying the pivotal women in Nic’s life – Tierney, who plays Nic’s stepmother, and Ryan, who plays his biological mother.

“Maura’s performance is extremely subtle and really beautiful,” Kleiner said. “You are aware there is a deep bond between Maura and Nic.”

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Carell said of Tierney and Ryan, “Just love them. Terrific actors.”

Chalamet, who gushed about getting the opportunity to work with Ryan, who also worked for years with Carell on “The Office,” said they all became a team on set.

“I get a definite sense of commitment from everybody to the story and to the real-life people,” Carell said in the clip.

“Beautiful Boy” is now streaming on Prime Video.

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Timothee Chalamet to Receive Palm Springs Film Festival Honor for ‘Beautiful Boy’

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Here’s What You Can Stream With Your Amazon Prime Membership in January

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With 2019 right around the corner, that means a slew of new shows and movies to streaming on Amazon Prime.

New titles available to stream with your Amazon Prime membership next month include the debut of Amazon original series “Four More Shots Please!” and new seasons of fellow Amazon originals “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle,” “Informer”  and “The Grand Tour.” The first season of AMC’s critically acclaimed hit “Breaking Bad” will also become available as a New Year’s Day treat for subscribers.

Movies available include the Steve Carell-Timothée Chalamet drama “Beautiful Boy” and Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11” follow up, “Fahrenheit 11/9.” The original “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” and Oscar winning “A Beautiful Mind” will also be available to subscribers next month.

See the full list below.

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Available Jan. 1

Breaking Big, Season 1

First Civilizations, Season 1

Frontline, Season 36

Nova Wonders, Season 1

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

Alpha Dog (2006)

Brazil (1985)

GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II (2018)

Going to War (2018)

Jane Eyre (2011)

Reprisal (2018)

Rwanda: The Royal Tour (2018)

The Art of the Shine (2018)

The Jazz Ambassadors (2018)

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Jan. 3

Leave No Trace (2018)

Jan. 4

Beautiful Boy (Prime Original movie)

Sherlock Gnomes (2018)

Jan. 11

Informer (Prime Original series), Season 2

Jan. 12

Final Score

Jan. 13

Eighth Grade (2018)

Jan. 16

The Debt (2010)

Jan. 18

The Grand Tour (Prime Original series), Season 3

Jan. 19


Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)

Jan. 25

Four More Shots Please! (Prime Original series), Season 1

Escobar: Paradise Lost (2014)

Jan. 29

Endeavour, Season 5

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An Old Soul In A Young Body: Why Timothée Chalamet Is A “Once In A Generation Talent” – Interview

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Steve Carell and Jimmy Fallon Make Fun of Johnny Depp’s Cologne-Ad Face (Video)

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Dapper actor Steve Carell made the front of Esquire magazine, but not the back. That side was reserved for Johnny Depp’s Sauvage ad, which was mocked last night by cover-boy Carell and “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon.

“I was up for Sauvage,” Carell told Fallon, all in good fun. “Would you like to see my Sauvage face?”

They then did an impromptu Sauvage-face-off — Carell was not sold Fallon’s attempt. Neither was the cologne company, the NBC personality quipped.

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After that bit, Fallon and his Thursday guest talked about the time Carell finally met Kelly Clarkson, whose name he famously screamed while getting his chest waxed in “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.”

Watch the video above.

Carell is hosting “SNL” this weekend, his third turn. Carell’s “Beautiful Boy” is still out in some theaters now, and his “Welcome to Marwen” comes out on Dec. 21.

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Amazon Studios Explores Complex Human Connection With ‘Beautiful Boy’ & ‘Cold War’ – The Contenders LA

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That House in ‘Beautiful Boy’ Is the Same Place Zoë Kravitz Lived in ‘Big Little Lies’

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If you went to see “Beautiful Boy and thought the spacious house Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell live in looks familiar, there’s a great reason for that: you’ve seen it before on ‘Big Little Lies.”

In an interview with Vulture, “Beautiful Boy” production designer Ethan Tobman confirmed that the house featured in the film is the same as the open Monterey home Bonnie (Zoë Kravitz) and Nathan (James Tupper) occupy in HBO’s hit miniseries.

“Beautiful Boy” tracks the relationship between David Sheff (Carell) and his son, Nic (Chalamet), as Nic struggles with addiction.  And the house was chosen with that dynamic in mind. “The goal was to accurately portray their family dynamic, and their architectural choices, but also the feeling we had when we were there,” Tobman told Vulture. “This was a home we would have loved to have grown up in, progressive, artistic, encouraging self-expression, intellect, freedom of personality, and yet Nic Sheff found it impossible to deal with reality on a day-to-day basis.”

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According to Tobman, the house was selected because it was conceptually similar to the house owned by the real-life Sheff family depicted in “Beautiful Boy,” despite looking nothing like it. But to make the space feel more authentic, the crew made changes that would evoke the Sheff’s actual home.

“We went about converting the home on location to look a little bit more like the Sheff’s home,” said Tobman. “To break up the wood, which would have been too monotonous onscreen, we introduced color, and introduced the art projects. We replaced all the counters with a mosaic found objects, tile, and broken glass, that Karen [Barbour, wife of David Sheff] would have done herself.

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Hollywood Film Awards To Honor ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

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Warner Bros’ romantic comedy blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians has been added to the list of honorees at the 22nd annual Hollywood Film Awards. The ceremony is November 4 at the Beverly Hilton.
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‘Beautiful Boy’ Opens Beautifully at Indie Box Office

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With “Venom” and “A Star Is Born” dominating moviegoer interest, there weren’t many big successes at the indie box office this weekend. But Amazon Studios’ “Beautiful Boy” was able to find success as it grossed $221,437 for a per screen average of $55,359, the fourth-highest among all films this year.

Directed and co-written by Felix Van Groeningen, “Beautiful Boy” received mixed reviews with a 64 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes. But critics praised stars Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet for their performances as a worried father and his drug-addicted son.

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Opening to a slower start is Sony Pictures Classics’ “The Happy Prince,” the directorial debut of Rupert Everett. Released on eight screens, the film earned $40,267 for an average of $5,033. The film stars Everett as famed satirist and playwright Oscar Wilde, along with Colin Firth, Emily Watson, and Tom Wilkinson. It has a 72 percent RT score.

Among holdovers, Fox expanded “The Hate U Give” to 240 screens this weekend, earning $1.76 million to push its total to $2.4 million; it will see nationwide release next weekend. National Geographic’s “Free Solo” expanded to 129 screens this weekend and crossed the $2 million mark with $859,051 and an average of $6,659. Fox Searchlight’s “The Old Man & the Gun,” also in its third weekend, earned $912,000 from 228 screens to push its total to just under $1.7 million.

Bleecker Street’s “Colette” added just over $1 million from 593 theaters in its fourth weekend, pushing its total to $2.5 million. Annapurna’s “The Sisters Brothers” crossed $1 million in its fourth weekend with $258,355 from 129 locations. Finally, Sony Pictures Classics’ “The Wife” crossed the $7 million mark in its ninth weekend with $215,872 from 201 screens.

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Steve Carell Says ‘The Office’ Wouldn’t ‘Fly’ Today: ‘The Climate’s Different’

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One star of “The Office” doesn’t think bringing back the sitcom is such a good idea in today’s climate.

Steve Carell said in an interview with Esquire that he’s not sure how the inappropriate boss Michael Scott character from “The Office” would “fly” in the present day.

“There’s been a resurgence in interest in the show, and talk about bringing it back,” he said while noting that more viewers are discovering the comedy now that it’s on Netflix. “But apart from the fact that I just don’t think that’s a good idea, it might be impossible to do that show today and have people accept it the way it was accepted 10 years ago.”

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The “Beautiful Boy” actor said that there’s a heightened awareness when it comes to inappropriate behavior in the workplace now than there was when “The Office” first aired and that “the climate’s different.”

“I mean, the whole idea of that character, Michael Scott, so much of it was predicated on inappropriate behavior,” Carell said. “I mean, he’s certainly not a model boss. A lot of what is depicted on that show is completely wrong-minded. That’s the point, you know? But I just don’t know how that would fly now. There’s a very high awareness of offensive things today — which is good, for sure. But at the same time, when you take a character like that too literally, it doesn’t really work.”

Other “Office” alums, however, said they would be happy to participate in a reboot of the NBC sitcom. Stars John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer have both said they’d be down to reprise their roles of Jim and Pam.

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